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Doctor insights on: How Important Is A Gradual Running Program In Conjunction With Weight Loss

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How important is a gradual running program in conjunction with weight loss?

How important is a gradual running program in conjunction with weight loss?

Depends: Running is not an essential part of any weight loss program. Change in diet is necessary for weight changes, exercise improves physical health and helps the body to maintain the weight loss. Cardio activities (like running) can burn calories and promote heart health. Select a physical activity enjoy and will stick with. .Efind a partner to increase your chances of success. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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I'm running 8mph on tredmill for 1 hour, is this good for weight loss?

I'm running 8mph on tredmill for 1 hour, is this good for weight loss?

Teaadmill: Yes you might have some weight loss but more likely, over time you will "pump" up your muscles, lose body fat, and feel very good about it. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an exercise bike, but would running be more effective for weight loss?

What to do if I have an exercise bike, but would running be more effective for weight loss?

Cardio Mix: If you have adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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How long will it take for me to see weight loss results from jogging/running?

How long will it take for me to see weight loss results from jogging/running?

It depends: It depends on a number of things. First it depends on your initial weight. If you're severly overweight, it may take a while before you notice a change even if you lose a few pounds. Second, it depends on your diet. If you don't watch your diet, you could end up taking in more calories than you burn. But as long as you watch your diet and continue working out, you will see an improvement. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me if running for an hour everyday 7x a week a good weight loss plan?

Can someone tell me if running for an hour everyday 7x a week a good weight loss plan?

Weight loss: Exercise is a great idea for controlling weight gain and ultimately helping with weight loss. That said, don't overdo it from the beginning. Increase your physical activity slowly and you will begin to feel better and lose weight over time. ...Read more

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Thoughts? Could running help jump start my weight loss again?

Thoughts? Could running help jump start my weight loss again?

It will help: Diet is also very important. Weight lifting also burns calories efficiently. All in combination is best. Diet is probably most important in weight loss. ...Read more

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Is it plausible to do trail running as weight loss workout?

Is it plausible to do trail running as weight loss workout?

Yes: Trail running is an excellent type of exercise and highly recommended. While running, i suggest monitoring your heart rate and vary it between aerobic and anerobic exercise meaning varying your speed from cardio to very fast. This will assist with more weight loss and more healthy stress on your heart. ...Read more

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Yoga vs. Running for weight loss, which do you think is the most effective?

Yoga vs. Running for weight loss, which do you think is the most effective?

Mix it up!: No single form of exercise will lead to complete fitness. Just as your body needs a variety of foods, it also needs different exercises to develop aerobic fitness (optimal cooperation btw the heart, lungs and muscle cells), strong, metabolically active muscles, and flexibility. What works best for weight loss is finding several activities you enjoy, and doing them regularly over a long time. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more